Date: April 30, 2011 11:12AM
So, here's what's happening: my lovely daughter has been accepted to UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Davis, and UC San Diego. The latter two were crossed off the list early on, and she's now trying to decide between the other three. Irvine has enrolled her in their honors program and they have a creative writing emphasis that is very attractive to her, but Cal & UCLA are two of the best schools that she could possibly go to, and she knows this. While's she's agonizing over which school (decision has to be made by May 1) I have another question. I want to know if anyone has some insider info on the student wards & institutes at those schools.
Daughter is Mormon and has no plans not to be at the present time, but she's very NOM. She went down to So. Cal. to tour the schools with her dad & stepmom. My ex sent me an email on the Berkeley LDS experience, part of which I'm copying here:
Good info about being LDS and attending Cal…https://www.facebook.com/berkeleywardhttp://berkeleylds.com/information.phphttp://mormonscholarstestify.org/624/armand-l-mauss
Daughter and dad can attend church tomorrow in Berkeley to learn more, 9:30am, 2368 LeConte Avenue Berkeley CA 94709.
Bottom line: Any RfMers out there who have gone to any of those schools/wards or have any knowledge of who the Institute directors are? It's going to be a big shock to my free-spirited and open-minded (for a Mormon) daughter to have deal with real hard-asses who push conformity and obedience at all cost, if such be the case. Just want to get a feel for the LDS vibe juxtaposed against the general campus vibe at these schools. I did some campus visiting with daughter too but my time was much more limited and any info & insights I can get on here would be much appreciated!